Genesis Open Features College Golfers

High School Golfers Might Like to Go to Genesis Monday

If you have a kid who plays high school golf, Monday at the Genesis Open might be a great day to go to the Riviera Country Club course.

John Murdock
Photo: Courtesy-University of Wyoming

Twelve of the top collegiate golfers in the country play for the opportunity to win an exemption and play in the Genesis Open’s 144-player field in the tournament that starts on Thursday.

This will be the fifth time the tournament has hosted the Collegiate Showcase. Past winners of the event who went on to play in the Genesis Open are Texas’s Scottie Scheffler (2018), Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala (2017), Illinois’ Charlie Danielson (2016) and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris (2015).

The day also features a pro-am style event with teams comprised of a PGA TOUR pro and two amateurs representing their alma mater.

Professionals expected to tee it up at Riviera on Monday include Bill Haas (Wake Forest), J.B. Holmes (Kentucky), Ryan Moore (UNLV), Beau Hossler (Texas), C.T. Pan (Washington) and Kevin Tway (Oklahoma State) among others.

The three-man pro-am teams against each other in best-ball play, with the lowest scoring team winning a $50,000 donation to the school’s golf program.

College players include Jake Brown (Indiana University), Lukas Euler (University of Kentucky), Hayden Wood (Oklahoma State University), Kevin Velo (San Jose State University), Steven Chevony (University of Texas, Austin), Cole Madey (UCLA), Harry Hall (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Kaito Onishi (USC), Cameron Young (Wake Forest University), Noah Woolsey (University of Washington) and Noah Woolsey and John Murdock (University of Wyoming).

Without the large crowds that descend on the course later in the week, it’s a great opportunity to see the course, watch pros, and support college golfers.

Tee-off times is 8 a.m. Tickets are $25 on Monday and youth 15 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Visit:



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